A migraine aura without a headache is a type of migraine. When you have an aura, you may see spots, wavy lines, or flashing lights. Your hands, arms, or face may tingle or feel numb. But unlike other migraines, a headache doesn't follow the aura.
Some people have both types of migraines. Although they sometimes have an aura without the headache, at other times they may get a headache after an aura.
Without treatment, migraines can last from 4 hours to a few days. Medicines can help prevent migraines or stop them once they have started. Your doctor can help you find which ones work best for you.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of:
October 14, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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